A member of the Kiowa Tribe and Kiowa Gourd Clan, Kirke has over 30 years experience in the field of American Indian Law and governance. He has dedicated much of his professional life to educating various publics about the unique relationship between Indians and the U.S. Government and strengthening the capacity of Indian governments to meet the everyday needs of their people while securing their futures. He speaks widely at symposia , conferences and universities. Kirke has worked directly with over 150 tribal governments within the United States and Canada, and has consulted with experts, governmental officials and non-governmental organizations from five continents on matters of indigenous people’s rights.
He is admitted to the following bars: Oklahoma State, District of Columbia, and Federal Tax Court. He is Of Counsel with the Washington DC-based law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker whose sole practice is Indian Law. He is based in their Oklahoma City Office.